Appreciation to Gerald Freeman for work at Cape Foulwind

February 24, 2021

Trust Cape Foulwind Ranger, Gerald Freeman, is retiring from his role with the Trust, having kept predators at bay there for the past four years. 

Facilitating blue penguin/ kororā tracking projects

February 24, 2021

West Coast blue penguin, kororā, tracking project - report from the New Zealand Penguin Initiative

Blue penguin nest box design

February 11, 2021

Trust Chair and former Ranger, Reuben Lane, has prepared a nest box plan that we hope will keep penguins more secure and will be easier to transport to potential nest sites.

Key messages for dog owners

February 9, 2021

Recently, we were invited to comment when DOC shared the sad story about the deaths of two tawaki, attributed to loose dogs at Jackson Bay/Jackson Head in South Westland. It was an opportunity to focus on the key messages for dogs in relation to penguins on the West Coast.

Dogs on holiday causing penguin nightmare

February 3, 2021

A rare tawaki or Fiordland crested penguin is thought to have been killed by a dog at a Haast wildlife refuge and DOC is asking pet owners to ensure their animals are under control and kept out of prohibited areas.

Rescued tawaki returned to the sea

December 1, 2020

An injured tawaki was reported to DOC, who picked it up and took it to the local West Coast vets in Hokitika.

Ranger Matt reports on the season so far for West Coast Kororā and Tawaki

November 30, 2020

Penguin ranger, Matt Charteris, reports on the success so far for our blue penguins and Fiordland crested penguins.

Mission: Find tawaki in Port Pegasus

November 30, 2020

Tawaki Ranger, Robin Long, went searching for Fiordland crested penguins a couple of months ago and reports on her adventure.

Penguin rescue shows penguin plan is working

November 19, 2020

The West Coast Penguin Trust is hailing the benefits of exhaustive environmental and penguin management planning after a nocturnal visitor to an ocean outfall drilling site recently was successfully returned to the ocean.

Punakaiki street lights – drop in session Tuesday 4th November

October 30, 2020

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have recognised the issue of streetlights as a threat to Westland petrels and have agreed to trial the switching off of Punakaiki street lights on SH6 for the most critical period, 8th November to 8th January.